José Antonio Camposano
José Antonio is the Executive President of the National Chamber of Aquaculture of Ecuador, private institution acting on behalf of the Ecuadorian shrimp industry, second most important exportable product of the non-oil supply of Ecuador registering more than $ 2,500 million in exports and sustaining nearly 200,000 jobs. Jose Antonio has been the link between the productive sector and governmental and non-governmental entities for almost 7 years aiming to promote a sustainable business model in which aquaculture generates growth and well-being for the local community in his country. He was selected by IntraFish as one of the 100 most influential seafood executives in 2014 and member of the 40 Under 40 Ranking of top young seafood leaders in 2015. Prior to his arrival at NCA, Jose Antonio was part of the Latin American Office for the Knowledge Institute of SNV, the Cooperation Agency for Development of the Dutch Government. From that institution, he was part of the Alliance with the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development), a cooperation programme aimed to promote public – private, inclusive value chains and social responsibility projects within Latin America. He has been a speaker at various international forums, such as the World Bank, the FAO, the Business Association for Latin-American Studies in the US, Latin America and Asia.